Congratulations! Your big day is drawing near.

To participate in the ceremony and graduate successfully, it is important to keep in mind that two crucial steps must be completed.



STEP 1: Apply for Graduation

This is the crucial step that determines whether you have fulfilled all of the academic requirements for your degree/program. 

*Reminder, this is what enables you to get your diploma.

Please note:

  • Clock students do not need to submit graduation applications
  • Students completing a Nursing or Healthcare program do not need to meet with their advisors to submit graduation applications. Advisors will submit on the student's behalf. Students will receive an email confirmation from their advisor.

STEP 2: RSVP to Commencement Ceremony

The RSVP link will be sent to your Maricopa Student Email after March 8.

This next step is all about you! Celebrate your accomplishments by walking across the stage.

*Reminder: It is important to note that applying to graduate (Step 1) does not guarantee your attendance at the Commencement Ceremony. To ensure you do not miss out on participating in this special occasion, it is critical to RSVP to the ceremony.

Spring Application Deadline: March 1st

Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Ceremony

RSVP for GateWay's May 2024 Commencement. Information will be sent to students eligible to graduate. 

Participation in the Commencement Ceremony requires a graduation application and RSVP.

Order Regalia

Order Regalia

Participation in the ceremony requires a cap and gown. If you plan on attending the 2024 Commencement Ceremony, order your regalia here by March 31, 2024. 



We invite all of our graduates, their friends and families, and our employees to attend any of the convocation ceremonies as we honor student diversity! What is a convocation? Watch this video and sign up today!